CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
North Carolina FS Deunta Williams intercepted three passes and returned them for a combined 103 yards in a 31-13 victory over Boston College.
Syracuse LB Doug Hogue had 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in a 31-13...[details]
The good: Brown is a huge athlete with a thick lower body, long arms and fine footwork that should make him a quality starting tackle in the NFL. He was more of a finesse blocker early in his career. With his size, he can be a powerful road grader in the running game. He is a strong drive blocker who locks on his man consistently and has the hand placement and lower body power to move an opponent out of the hole. In pass protection, he has good lateral movement and the reach to be a very solid blocker.
The bad: He can be a little slow off the snap and doesn't have great recovery ability if beaten early in a play. In pass protection, he occasionally gets sloppy and fails to use his hands well early, which causes bigger problems as the play develops. He sets up quickly, but he can be out of position without enough width to stop the speed rusher from bending the corner. He then has to overcompensate for his poor positioning, which leaves him vulnerable to a counter move back inside.
Outlook: He has the potential to start early in his career at either the left or right side. Brown is in the mold of Jacksonville's Khalif Barnes and New Orleans' Jammal Brown, who have developed quickly into fine pass protectors. Brown is a physical and agile tackle with very good athletic skills. He only needs to refine his natural talent to become a fine NFL starter.
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